Infinity Ward Creative Strategist and long time public face of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series, Robert Bowling, has announced today that he is leaving the Activision-owned studio, sharing the decision
with his army of CoD-fuelled twitter followers:
Today, I resign from my position as Creative Strategist of Call of Duty, as a lead of Infinity Ward, and as an employee of Activision
No hints of just where he might be headed next have been mentioned, but given that the poor guy has borne the brunt of every angry Call of Duty fan's rage for the past six years, we can only hope it's somewhere a little quieter.
Official comments from Activision offered both confirmation and well wishes:
We sincerely thank Robert for his many years of service. He's been a trusted and valued member of the Infinity Ward team. We wish him all the best on his decision to pursue future opportunities.
Although if it turns out that he's headed for fellow ex-Infinity Ward Jason West and Vince Zampella's Respawn Entertainment
, perhaps that sentiment will prove a little less sincere.